Jacek Szafranowicz


And so, what you really want to tell me
is that I am now the old times. Yes,
the present does not correspond to the past,
or, what’s worse, does not let itself be invited
for coffee and cultured conversation.
The old times have acted with class: invited dialogue,
that being all that’s left within their power.
And you seem so certain,
like all those who are uncertain
of where they are going, but have glimpsed hope in the new,
and just as I mature into you.
I no longer have the right to speak,
and for the sake of my own sanity
I must submit.


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Jacek Szafranowicz (born 1983) – poet, film and music journalist. Editor of the film section in music quarterly “Blackastrial”. His poetry and reviews have been published in, among others, “Migotania, Przejaśnienia”, “Zeszyty Poetyckie”, “verte”, “Kino”, “Autograf”, “artPapier” and “Wyspa”. He also writes for the film portal “Flixter”. Took part in the 6th edition of the Pomorskie Film Workshops in Gdynia (2009). Lives in Gdansk.

Jacek Szafranowicz (ur. 1983) – poeta, publicysta filmowy i muzyczny. Redaktor działu filmowego kwartalnika muzycznego „Blackastrial”. Wiersze oraz recenzje publikował m. in. w „Migotaniach, Przejaśnieniach”, „Zeszytach Poetyckich”, „verte”, „Kinie”, „Autografie”, „artPapierze” i „Wyspie”. Pisuje również na portalu filmowym „Flixster”. Uczestnik 6. edycji Pomorskich Warsztatów Filmowych w Gdyni (2009). Mieszka w Gdańsku.